"A snapshot keeps the moment from running away"
I can't express the sentiments I feel when I look at these pictures.
Being a photographer, its our job to preserve these moments. The capture of time to experience the same emotions at the split second of a flash and the click of a shutter.
These photos remind me time and again as I look at them, of the pride and overwhelming joy. Watching these guys happily spinning across the dance floor. These are moments I want to freeze. Misty eyes fogging up my camera at the smiles and laughter. It's Tammy and Mike's wedding day. Their overriding wish is that all their guests have a great time celebrating their special day. Enabling them to look back on their photos, and laugh, or cry happy tears at the preserved slices of time they cant get back but they can replay. We did it!!!!
One thing that I have learned as photographer, is that I fall in love with the people I photograph. It's not so much looking, as it is feeling. Connecting in the moment with the emotions our clients are feeling. Shianne, you look so incredibly happy! These captures pull me into your heart, happy that your mother is marrying such an amazing man. A man who is going to take on the role of a step father to you and your sister. It's priceless, truly. Pure emotions are captured through my lens in that moment. A flash of realization, "Photography IS truth." It is a truth that can now be printed and put in a frame for them to walk by and look at everyday, and smile as it washes away the grit of a tough day with the smiles of yesterday.
As David Alan Harvey says...
"Don't shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like"